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Seniors' Ice Cream Social

Tuesday, August 21st from 2:30 to 4:00 on the patio. Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day with delicious ice cream from Ferris Acres Creamery, courtesy of the library. If it rains, we'll be inside the Meeting Room. But it won't rain!

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Multicultural Music

Brad Peterson will teach children traditional songs from around the world, Monday, July 9th, July 16th and July 23rd at 3:30pm in the library meeting room.  Participants will learn to play simple rhythms on authentic instruments such as the conga, axatse, shekere, goncoqui and many more. For ages 6-9. Register online

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Drop-in Story Time for ages 3-5

Children ages 3-5 who are ready to sit independently in a circle for 30 minutes are invited to join Mrs. Morin for drop-in story time on the following  Monday mornings at 10:00am:  July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th and August 6th.  The program includes both fiction and non-fiction picture books, rhymes, interactive flannel boards and a simple craft. Parents are asked to remain in the children's department during the program.

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Crafts in the chbMAKERS' Corner

Join us on Tuesdays in the chbMAKERS' Corner to participate in various craft projects. For teens entering 6th - 12th grade

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Make a Mosaic Pot

Thursday, July 19th from 5:00 to 6:30 in the Meeting Room. Katie Stevenson will teach us to make a fanciful, decorative mosaic flower pot, using a variety of tiles, sea glass, shells, glass drops, and more, applied with an adhesive white grout. 6" diameter terra cotta pots and materials will be supplied. Ages 12 and up. Please register.

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Ready, Set, Kindergarten with Randi Rote

Former kindergarten teacher, Randi Rote will lead a series of programs on Tuesdays July 17-August 1 at 10 am in the story hour room, designed for children entering kindergarten in the fall.  Each week she will review and reinforce a different early literacy skill.  Register online for each class you wish to attend.

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3D Art with Paula Brinkman

Create original 3D artwork using a variety of materials under the direction of artist Paula Brinkman on Tuesday, July 17, July 24, and July 31 at 3:30 pm in the story hour room.  Each week students will explore a new theme. For ages 7-10.  Register online.

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Dance Around the World with Francine Wheeler

Francine Wheeler will be teaching music and dance from around the world at 3:30pm in the library meeting room for ages 6-9 on the following Wednesday afternoons:  July 11th, July 18th, July25th and August 1st.  Come join the fun with music, movement, and dances from Australia, Israel, Sweden and other cultures as well as American folk dance. Music games and lively party music too! No dance training necessary. Register online.

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Creative Writing Summer Camp 2018

A peer group for young people who love to write! Led by author and educator, Aimee Pokwatka. For youth entering grades 6 through 9. Thursdays July 12, 19, 26, and August 2 & 9. Grades 6-7 meet from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Grades 8-9 meet from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Space is limited to 10 students in each session. Register online.

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Read to Tucker

Independent readers of all ages can register for a 15 min time slot to read aloud to Tucker in the children's story hour room,  Thursday afternoons from 4:30- 5:30 pm, June 12th-August 30th.  Tucker is a 4 1/2 yr old standard poodle who lives with his poodle sisters and human parents in Newtown.  Now that he is a certified therapy dog, Tucker is ready for his new adventure as a reading buddy for children. Please ...

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Full Steam Ahead!

Join Mrs. Reilly for great books plus hands on science and art activities on the following Thursday afternoons at 2:00pm:  July 12, July 19th, July 26th, August 2nd and August 9th.  For ages 6-8. Dress for a mess.  Register for each class you plan to attend.

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Little Kids Little Songs with Keith Torgan and Barbara Siesel

Thursday, July 19th, 10:30-11:30am Award winning performers, Keith Torgan and Barbara Siesel will share original songs and stories written with the young audience in mind.  Keith's songs are brought to life through theatrical story telling and the virtuosity of Julliard trained flutist, Barbara Siesel.  For children ages 2-5 with an adult partner.  Register online.

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The Magic of Sharks with Steve Woyce

The Magic of Sharks with Steve Woyce

Magician Steve Woyce makes magic happen, Thursday, July 19th at 3:30 pm in the library meeting room, while sharing some amazing shark facts in this high-energy comedy magic show.  For ages 4 and up.  Register online.

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Music Dynamics for ages 2-6

Join Newtown resident and music educator Brad Peterson, Friday mornings at 11:30am  in the library's meeting room on July 6th, July 13th and July 20th for an interactive music and movement program that features finger plays, nursery rhymes, poems, songs, circle games, dances, stories and much more. Each activity is designed to help children with pitch matching and steady beat skills, as well as helping them with their early language arts development. For ages 2-6 with an ...

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Mini Makers drop in arts and crafts

Drop by the children's story hour room Friday afternoons from 1-3 pm:  July 13-August 10 for arts and crafts.  For ages 4-8 with an adult.  No registration necessary.

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Exploring the Makerspace with Rich Reynolds

Learn about raspberry pis, soldering, electronics, coding and 3D printing. Participants should plan to attend all four sessions. Monday sessions will be July 23rd and 30th and August 6th and 13th. For grades 6-9.

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Leonard Bernstein: American Treasure

Tuesday, July 24th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room. Bernstein was the most gifted, famous, popular and successful musician produced by America. He was a virtuoso pianist and conductor, a composer of music ranging from Broadway musicals to the classical repertory, an educator, a lecturer, an author and a TV personality. There was very little he couldn’t do extremely well. 2018 is the centenary of Bernstein’s birth and it is a good time to celebrate this American ...

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DJ Dance Party with Austin Dailey

Learn to dance hip hop Thursday, July 26 at 3:30 pm in the library meeting room.  DJ Austin Dailey has a passion for dance because it's great exercise, builds confidence and makes you feel happy.  For ages 4 and up.

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Logic of Coding with Rich Reynolds

Join tech educator Rich Reynolds on July 30, August 6 and August 13 at 3:30 pm in the children's story hour room for a fun, hands-on coding class designed for beginners.  For ages 6-8.  Register online.

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Be Inspired by Famous Artists with Randi Rote

Create your own artwork in the style of famous artists with Randi Rote on Wednesday, August 1 and August 8 at 3:30 pm in the story hour room.  For ages 7-10.  Register online.

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Sound Explorers with Matthew Cantello

Discover some of the scientific principles that make sound come alive on Thursday, August 2 at 3:30 pm in the library meeting room.  This adventure in exploring sound and music gets everyone playing, moving and using their listening skills in new ways. For ages 4 and up.  Register online.

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Magic with Ed Popielarczyk

Magic and fun happens on Thursday, August 9 at 3:30 pm in the library meeting room. An interactive magic show for ages 4 and up.  Register online.

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Read to Maggie the Comfort Dog

Maggie will visit the library on Tuesday, August 14th from 10:30-12:00 noon.  Independent readers can register online for a 15 minute time slot to read aloud to Maggie.

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Adult Summer Reading 2018

Starting June 22nd. See display on second floor. This is a fun way to (potentially) win prizes, just for reading books you enjoy. First, read the book; then fill out a brief review and pop it into a prize box. Enter as many times as you like. Winners will be drawn in late August.

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Register for Summer Reading!

Register for Summer Reading!

Parents of children ages 4-grade 5 are invited to REGISTER  their child/children for the C.H. Booth Library's Summer Reading Program.  Parents/guardians must register themselves first, then add children to the family account. Logging and reporting begins on June 27th.  Record all your reading online, but you must visit the library to redeem your rewards for reading.

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